Swinging a Toddler by the Arms is a Definite No-No

Swinging a Toddler by the Arms is a Definite No-No

I just recently learned that swinging a toddler by their arms can really be dangerous.  Walking down the street with Mommy and Daddy and being lifted up and swung is one of my grandson’s favorite activities. For kids between one and four, this can result in...
Baby Yoga with Grandmom

Baby Yoga with Grandmom

At the 7-9 month mark, my grandson is crawling and pulling himself up to stand.  One of his favorite baby games is to use me as a jungle gym.  He climbs over, under and all over me.  Works for me as I get a chance to lay on the floor while he climbs.  I enjoy this...
Dreading Tummy Time

Dreading Tummy Time

For anybody that has watched infants, the term Tummy Time strikes terror. Tummy Time is essential from day one to help the baby grow strong. Babies hate it and because they are so unhappy about it, so do grandmothers. When my kids were little, we put babies to sleep...
Baby Games for 0-3 month olds

Baby Games for 0-3 month olds

The first time I watched my newborn grandson by myself, I was really proud of myself for feeding and burping him, rocking him to sleep and changing his diaper and clothes successfully.  But after all that, he was awake and alert. What do I do with him now?  I knew...
Baby Games for 4-6 month olds

Baby Games for 4-6 month olds

Once the baby is out of the newborn stage, baby games become even more fun because the baby is much more physical.  He is rolling over and even sitting up.  At this age, my grandson loves games where I bounce him on my knees. Bouncing up and down and side to side are...